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sacré bleu1

interjection

an exclamation of complete surprise

Word Origin

alter. of sacré Dieu 'holy God'

sacré bleu2

interjection

an exclamation of dismay or exasperation

Word Origin

alter. of sacré Dieu 'holy God'

sacré bleu3

interjection

holy cow!; also written sacre bleu, sacrebleu

Examples

Shock! Horror! Sacre bleu!

Word Origin

French 'crown blue'

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  • Clouds of tobacco-smoke enveloped the multitude, and the rooms rung with "sacré bleu!"

    The South-West Joseph Holt Ingraham

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